Police are called to Amir Khan’s £1.5million mansion over ‘bust-up’ just days after the boxer announced he and his family would star in new reality show
Greater Manchester Police called to boxer Amir Khan’s £1.5million mansion
Reported that a man was behaving aggressively and inquiries are ongoing
Came days after Khan and wife Faryal revealed they were making reality TV show
Police were called to investigate a bust-up at Amir Khan’s mansion just days after he revealed plans to star in a reality series with his family, it has been reported.
Officers attended the boxer’s £1.5million Bolton pad over reports that a man was behaving aggressively.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed they were called and said inquiries were continuing, according to the Sun.
Police were called to investigate a bust-up at the mansion Amir Khan shares with wife Faryal Makhdoom just days after he revealed plans to star in a reality series with his family, it has been reported
Khan, 33, lives at the six- bedroom detached home with wife Faryal Makhdoom, 29, and their three children.
It is believed welterweight title-winner had feared the incident could delay filming of his new series, Meet The Khans: Big In Bolton.
However he has told the newspaper that the eight-part BBC3 series will not be affected.
Khan and Faryal, a fashion and beauty influencer, will open their doors for the new access all areas documentary which will give fans an insight into their life in Bolton, Manchester.
Family: Meet The Khans: Big In Bolton will see the couple juggle their careers and relationship with raising their three young children Lamaisah, six, Alayna, two, and six-month-old Muhammad Zaviyar
The couple, who tied the knot in 2013, will show how they juggle their careers and relationship with raising their three young children Lamaisah, six, Alayna, two, and six-month-old Muhammad Zaviyar.
BBC Three controller Fiona Campbell said of the show: ‘It’s about family and struggles and relationships.
‘It epitomises what BBC Three wants to be. It’s going to be really cool.’
The former light-welterweight world champion is no stranger to TV, having appeared on several reality and game shows including I’m A Celebrity, Countdown, Beat The Star and Celebrity Juice.
Officers attended the boxer’s £1.5million Bolton pad over reports that a man was behaving aggressively. They say that inquiries are ongoing
Their marriage was beset by problems after he was accused of repeatedly cheating on the fashion model.
In 2017, he wrongly accused Faryal on Twitter of sleeping with fellow boxer Anthony Joshua. They announced they were splitting but Khan later apologised and they have remained together since.
Last year, he admitted: ‘I wasn’t husband of the year. I was a bit naughty at times.
The former light-welterweight world champion is no stranger to TV, having appeared on several reality and game shows including I’m A Celebrity, Countdown, Beat The Star and Celebrity Juice
‘I used to get caught misbehaving, going out, partying, clubs, going out with other girls and stuff. Fame is a bitch at times.’
When contacted, Khan, currently with Faryal in New York, said: ‘The filming of my forthcoming TV series has not been delayed in any way and will be out for everyone to enjoy in the near future.’
The lawyer who led the prosecution of Queensland’s corrupt police chief Terry Lewis has told the Lawyer X royal commission that neither Victoria Police nor IBAC can bring to justice police who engaged in criminal conduct in their dealings with Nicola Gobbo.
Doug Drummond, QC, urged Commissioner Margaret McMurdo to recommend the establishment of a properly resourced special prosecutor to ensure police "criminally inculpated in the Gobbo scandal" are subject to independent investigation and, where warranted, charged.
"Public confidence is unlikely to be restored if it is left to Victoria Police to investigate whether any of its members or former members, including chief commissioners, have committed criminal offences," Mr Drummond said in a submission published by McMurdo royal commission.
"If Victoria police control the investigations and preparation of briefs for the Director of Public Prosecutions, they will effectively determine who if any police will be prosecuted. How can the public have confidence now that Victoria Police will be diligent in investigating and preparing prosecution briefs against their own members?"
Mr Drummond, the special prosecutor appointed by the Queensland government to investigate crooked cops exposed by the Fitzgerald royal commission, said investigations into police implicated in the Lawyer X scandal should also be at "arm’s length" from Victoria’s peak anti-corruption agency, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).
IBAC examined the Lawyer X saga five years ago and did not find evidence of criminal behaviour on the part of any current or former police.
Michael O’Brien in Parliament last week.Credit:Jason South
Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien last week asked Attorney-General Jill Hennessy in Parliament whether she would follow the Queensland path and commit to establishing a special prosecutor.
Ms Hennessy said the government would await the recommendations of the royal commission.
Ms Gobbo, a former defence barrister, was a registered police informer who ratted on her own clients. Counsel assisting the royal commission has invited Commissioner McMurdo to find that Ms Gobbo’s police handlers and senior officers who supervised their work may have engaged in criminal conduct. Potential offences included misconduct in public office and conspiring to pervert the course of justice. Both are punishable by jail.
Commissioner McMurdo has decided not to name any current or former police implicated in criminal conduct, noting this could have a prejudicial impact on future legal proceedings.
Commissioner Margaret McMurdo.
It remains unclear, in the absence of the establishment of a special prosecutor and supporting taskforce, how information gathered by the royal commission can be developed into admissible evidence to support criminal charges.
Testimony provided to a royal commission cannot be used against that witness in criminal proceedings.
Former IBAC commissioner Stephen Bryan said the anti-corruption body was the "logical entity" to investigate police but it would need more resources.
"Bearing in mind the vastness of evidence gathered to date and complexity of the issues involved, any such task would be substantial and therefore necessitate adequate special funding for IBAC by the Victorian government," he told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
IBAC Commissioner Robert Redlich, QC, submitted to the royal commission that to investigate police implicated in the scandal, it would require a government referral, additional support and, potentially, expanded powers.
"As I have publicly acknowledged in the past, IBAC lacks some of the necessary powers it should have to properly investigate complaints received against police officers, some of which affect its ability to gather admissible evidence," he said.
"It is in fact the only commission throughout Australia whose investigators do not have the same powers as a police officer."
Mr Redlich noted that current and former police at the centre of the Lawyer X scandal were previously examined by IBAC during the 2015 inquiry lead by former Victorian Supreme Court judge Murray Kellam.
Mr Drummond said a special prosecutor would require its own taskforce and needed to be independent of "political direction". He contrasted this to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who by law is "responsible to the Attorney-General for the due performance or his or her functions".
DPP Kerri Judd, QC, rejected this. "Contrary to the statements in Mr Drummond, QC’s, submissions, the functions of the Director of Public Prosecutions are, and have always been, carried out independently of Victoria Police and the Attorney-General of Victoria," she said.
Mr Drummond said the Andrews government had "benefited politically" from its relationship with Victoria Police, which did not pursue charges against anyone involved in the "Red Shirts" scandal involving Labor MP staffers doing campaign work.
"There should not be room for any perception that decisions whether any serving or former Victoria police should be prosecuted may be subject to political influence keen to ensure continuing police support," he submitted.
Commissioner McMurdo is due to hand down her findings on 30 November.
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A MARRIED cop told police he was a "devious b*****d" after killing his lover of 11 years, a court heard today.
Timothy Brehmer, 41, is accused of murdering Claire Parry, 41, in a Dorset pub car park on May 9.
The Dorset Police Officer told investigators he used a 'secret chat' app hidden on his phone to message Mrs Parry because "I'm a devious b*****d".
In an interview with police played to the jury at Salisbury Crown Court, Brehmer said: "We used to use WhatsApp but we changed to Telegram, it was hidden right at the back of my phone in the rubbish folder because I'm a devious b*****d.
"I put her number hidden in the bottom of a note so I could dial it.
"She was in [Telegram] as Eric just because it was not her name. I didn't use it for anything else.
"One of the things was called a 'secret chat' on there, they expired after a while.
"It was always a secret app… it was Claire that found it and suggested we use it."
Brehmer denies murder but has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The court also heard how he told cops that his affair with Mrs Parry offered "solace and excitement".
'I'M A DEVIOUS B****D'
Brehmer said: "I cared for her, I can't say I loved her because I didn't want to leave my wife, I loved my wife – she's brilliant and amazing."
Referring to the row in the car which led to Mrs Parry's death, Brehmer said: "She was so focused on being angry and it wasn't making sense, she wanted to know about my perfect life and that was always the unspoken rule we had, we had been seeing each other for 11 years.
"We didn't talk about our respective partners… It was never intimately spoken about. There was a line between having an affair and your normal relationship."
Brehmer said in the days before, Mrs Parry sent him "hundreds" of messages and became worried she would tell his wife if he didn't reply.
The cop claimed he wanted to end his relationship with MC Martha Brehmer by telling her himself.
A court heard Brehmer told officers "it had all gone so wrong" and repeatedly claimed "all I wanted to do was kill myself".
Mrs Parry confronted Brehmer in a village pub car park after she discovered he previously had affairs with other women and was suffocated in his Citroen C1, the court heard.
Brehmer said Mrs Parry demanded he hand over his phone to look through social media and messages.
Brehmer said he stabbed himself three times and Mrs Parry "didn't bat an eyelid".
He said: "I got my knife, I wanted to show her how desperate I was.. the blood came pouring out and she didn't even bat an eyelid.
"I just wanted to drive a car into a tree as fast as I possibly could."
After Mrs Parry sent a "I'm cheating on you" text to his Mrs Brehmer, the defendant said he walked around to her side of the car to get her out.
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Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
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Brehmer explained he tried to "pull" her out of the car but "didn't have the strength" during the struggle because his bleeding arm made "it all so slippy".
The court heard how Brehmer told cops at one stage his arm "was underneath her" while he was partially on top of her but wasn't pushing down on her.
He said he rolled out the door and ran to the road.
He added: "I can only think that she suffocated and I'm so sorry and it's clearly my fault and I'm going to go to jail for a very long time.
"I'm a bad person because I had an affair but I'm not a bad person."
Indiana police officer Joseph Zacharek was fired for working with a Neo-Nazi site called Iron March.
The site was deleted back in 2017, but its database was exposed in late 2019.
Zacharek's involvement, which was discussed over social media, did not come up in his background check when joined the department back in June.
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Joseph Zacharek, former Lafayette Police officer, was fired for his association with a now-deleted Neo-Nazi website called Iron March.
The site was taken down in 2017, years before Zacharek joined the department in June of 2020. His ties to the site did not come up in his background check.
"I know the question everyone will have is, how does something like this get missed in a background investigation," Police Chief Pat Flannelly told the Journal & Courier. "How is it possible and how do we prevent this from ever happening again? I'm not going to sugar-coat this. Ultimately, it's my responsibility. We missed it."
Zacharek's involvement with Iron March came to light via social media. While it has been inactive since 2017, the site's database was exposed in late 2019.
The link in the Tweet shows an account under the name of Panzerleiter connected to Zacharek's Gmail account.
"It wasn't until I started working as an EMT in the inner city that I openly questioned the view that all races are equal," Panzerleiter wrote on the site. "I was exposed to the vile 'culture' of the African and learned that everything I had been taught on race had been a flimsy fabrication which was not supported by real world evidence."
"I'm especially interested in NatSoc economics as a way of throwing off the chains of usury and Jewish owned banking," Panzerleiter added.
Zacharek was called into the police station on Friday to discuss the social meida claims, and he admitted they were true. He was fired by noon on Saturday, Flannelly told the Journal & Courier, adding that the agency will review its background check process.
Public information officer with LPD Lt. Matt Gard told Journal & Courier that Zacharek had never been assigned to patrol the streets of Lafeyette, as he was still in training.
POLICE broke up a mass orgy in a Spanish holiday flat after dozens of people queued up outside to be filmed having sex.
The event, which broke lockdown rules, had been advertised as a "crime against public health," according to reports.
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Three organisers of the unlicensed sex event, including controversial porn director Ignacio Allende, have been warned they face heavy fines.
The police operation unfolded on Wednesday evening after filming of the sex party got underway at a fifth-floor studio in Madrid’s San Blas neighbourhood.
Local reports said dozens of men had gathered for the event after being offered the chance of satisfying themselves for free with a small selection of women with prizes for the best performers.
Many eager participants are understood to have been queuing outside the area where the X-rated action was going on in the hope of getting the go-ahead to join in.
Allende, better known as Torbe, is one of three Spaniards said to have been identified as the trio of organisers and informed they would be receiving fines.
Madrid is currently in a state of emergency mini-lockdown, with restrictions on the number of people who can get together.
There is also a ban on leaving or entering the city unless it is for work or humanitarian reasons.
Torbe spent seven months on remand in prison in 2016 after being arrested on suspicion of crimes including sexual abuse of minors and distribution of child porn.
He has yet to be tried but prosecutors announced recently they would be seeking a seven and a year prison sentence on charges including distribution of child pornography linked to the filming of two minors. . At the start of Spain’s three-month state of emergency in March, eight people were arrested in a Barcelona apartment after being accused of flouting the coronavirus lockdown to organise a drug-fuelled orgy.
Undercover officers tipped off about the sex party were let into the holiday flat by revellers who mistook them for potential orgy participants.
Drugs including cocaine and liquid ecstasy were also seized from the apartment, which had been rented for a week by one of the partygoers.
Local reports at the time said another 20 people were expected at the sex bash, organised as a website launch, before police intervened.
One of the party goers is said to have tipped off detectives after an attack of remorse.
Police and CPS missed three chances to put Lord Janner on trial over child sex claims over space of 16 years before his death at 87, inquiry hears
Lord Greville Janner was awaiting trial for 22 counts of sexual abuse offences
He died in December 2015 at the age of 87 after a battle with Alzheimer’s
Retired High Court Judge found three occasions he could have been put on trial
Senior officers with Leicestershire Police seemed wary about the investigation
An Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) continues
Police and CPS missed three chances to put Lord Greville Janner on trial over child sex claims before his death aged 87, an inquiry has heard.
Lord Janner was accused of committing acts of abuse in children’s homes, schools, a flat in London and in Parliament over the course of three decades.
Following his death in December 2015 an official report by a retired High Court Judge identified three occasions – in 1991, 2002 and 2007 – when the former Leicester West MP should have been put on trial.
The opportunities were missed because of mistakes made by the police or prosecutors, according to the 2016 report.
Iain Groundwell, former senior legal adviser at the Crown Prosecution Service, told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) that senior officers with Leicestershire Police seemed wary about investigating the politician.
Allegations against the former Leicestershire MP first emerged publicly in the trial of disgraced care home boss Frank Beck in 1991.
Lord Greville Janner leaves at Westminster Magistrates’ Court with his daughter on August 14, 2015 in London. He was accused of committing acts of abuse in children’s homes, schools, a flat in London and in Parliament over the course of three decades
But the Sir Richard Henriques report in 2016 found failures meant three chances were missed to charge Lord Janner – in 1991, 2002 and 2007.
Lord Janner, who had Alzheimer’s, died in 2015 while awaiting trial for 22 counts of child sexual abuse offences, relating to nine different boys, dating back half a century.
He denied the allegations.
A short summary of Friday’s IICSA hearing, which was held in private due to concerns the evidence would identify alleged victims, documented impressions from Mr Groundwell that the investigation into Lord Janner had fallen flat.
He said: ‘It was not what was said by the police, but what they didn’t say.’
He said he felt that ‘there was something holding them (police) back, that at that point they seemed to have gone off the boil’.
Lord Janner (pictured in August 2015), who had Alzheimer’s, died in 2015 while awaiting trial for 22 counts of child sexual abuse offences, relating to nine different boys, dating back half a century
No detail was provided about when in time Mr Groundwell was referring to.
Another officer explained that for a period of 11 years he was the Lead Officer for ACPO on all matters relating to child protection and sex offenders.
He said he worked at a national level within government departments and other agencies to represent the police service on all aspects of policy and strategy development in those areas.
The officer was asked about his involvement in a Leicestershire Police investigation into historical allegations concerning Lord Janner. He said he couldn’t remember the period and was reliant on documentation that had been provided to him to refresh his memory.
When asked, he refuted the suggestion made by another witness to the Inquiry that he had given an instruction not to arrest Janner. He was then asked to clarify a series of previous comments in which he had accepted that he could have given such an instruction.
Lord Greville Janner (1928-2015), British politician, barrister and writer
He stated that his previous comments were made without the benefit of reviewing all of the documentation and that he could now say ‘categorically’ that he did not make that decision.
The officer was also asked about the decision not to prosecute Lord Janner. He said there ‘wasn’t a cover-up’ and suggested there were ‘a lot of other issues’ that may have led to the fact that [Lord Janner] wasn’t prosecuted’.
These issues included the culture of the criminal justice system at the time, which he described as being ‘fairly brutal in relation to victims making allegations of child sexual abuse’.
He said such cases involved ‘very substantial cross-examination, going into lots of detail…confusing children in the witness box and also using any opportunity they could to trip the child up’.
The officer also referred to the practice of defendants using ‘background information as a way of discrediting them’ and ‘lots of applications by defence for disclosure of background files, particularly if they were in care or been involved in the social services’.
The Inquiry also heard evidence from a Senior Crown Prosecutor from within the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) about his involvement with a Leicestershire Police investigation into historical allegations concerning Lord Janner.
His evidence was also given in closed session.
The witness explained that at the time of the investigation he was an Articled Clerk within the CPS. His role was to liaise with the police and to deal with documentation coming into the CPS office in relation to the investigation into Lord Janner.
He said that any correspondence or documentation that he created would have been seen and approved by his principal.
He explained that he had no decision-making role in relation to the investigation into the allegations concerning Lord Janner.
The witness said during the investigation further lines of enquiry had been identified and he was concerned that the police had not conducted some of those enquiries.
He acknowledged feeling frustrated as a result.
He added that he thought the decision not to take any action against Lord Janner was right at the time and he continues to think that now.
Earlier this week, a former detective described how Lord Janner was given ‘preferential treatment’ due to his status, resulting in him not being arrested despite ‘plenty of evidence to do so’.
On Friday, barrister Peter Joyce QC, who prosecuted Beck nearly 30 years ago, said the fact that Lord Janner was an MP at the time and was well known locally would ‘not have made the slightest difference’ to any advice he provided or to his approach towards the investigation.
The inquiry will continue with a mixture of closed and open hearings next week.
Lord Janner’s last public appearance (pictured with daughter Marion) leaving Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where effects of his ‘deteriorating and irreversible’ dementia were visible
His family insists he is innocent of all allegations.
The hearing, parts of which are taking place in private session to protect alleged victims’ identities, has been asked to consider whether Lord Janner was treated preferentially because of his social and political status.
It is expected to sit for three weeks.
Earlier this week it was revealed police investigating historical allegations against Lord Janner decided not to question him after being advised that his mental deterioration would scupper the value of his evidence.
Former Temporary Detective Superintendent Nigel ‘Matt’ Hewson said officers had planned to call the Labour peer in for interview, following a search of his home in December 2013.
But by this stage a police medical expert warned that Lord Janner, who had Alzheimer’s, would only be able to provide evidence of ‘questionable’ worth, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard.
Mr Hewson, who was the senior investigating officer leading Leicestershire Police’s Operation Enamel into historical allegations of abuse against Lord Janner, said he decided the threshold for arresting the ex-Leicestershire MP had not been met.
Jacqueline Carey, assistant counsel to the inquiry, said: ‘You told us that in November 2013, you made the decision not to arrest Lord Janner.
‘There was a search of his home address on December 16 and 17 2013, and at that stage you were planning to invite Lord Janner for interview, but at that stage you discovered he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease?’
Mr Hewson replied: ‘That’s correct, yes.’
Ms Carey said: ‘Indeed a police surgeon had advised that Lord Janner’s cognitive function was poor, and that the value of any answers – if he chose to answer questions – would be questionable?’
Mr Hewson replied: ‘That’s correct.’
He said police later conducted a search of Lord Janner’s parliamentary office in Westminster in March 2014.
Lord Janner was a Labour MP from 1970 until 1997 when he was made a peer in the House of Lords.
The investigation previously found there was no evidence of ‘Westminster paedophile ring’. Pictured: Carl Beech
His last public appearance, a 59-second hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in August 2015, was characterised by Lord Janner’s apparent inability to register what was happening.
He denied the allegations, while his family said he ‘became a target’ for a number of reasons, including ‘his particular public profile and being financially comfortable in his later years’.
Mr Hewson said a man known as ‘Nick’ came forward to the Metropolitan Police in late 2014, claiming to have been abused by Lord Janner.
However, his evidence was deemed by Mr Hewson to be of little use.
Mr Hewson told the inquiry of Nick’s evidence, presented to Leicestershire Police in the form of a transcript: ‘The allegations were so minimal, although it mentioned Lord Janner’s name it didn’t go into any detail whatsoever.
‘There was minimal detail about the alleged conduct of Lord Janner, there was no timing, no place – anything else, really.
‘Literally it was two or three lines within that document (interview transcript), there were no immediate lines of inquiry.
‘You could almost say it was struggling to establish that it was a complaint in any event.’
Nick, later revealed to be fantasist Carl Beech, was not considered useful as a potential prosecution witness against Lord Janner and his claims were dismissed by the force, Mr Hewson said.
Beech was jailed for 18 years in 2019 for what a judge called his ‘cruel and callous’ lies against politicians he claimed abused him.
The three-week inquiry into institutional responses to historic abuse allegations against Lord Janner opened on Monday.
The inquiry has already heard that children in care homes allegedly abused by Lord Janner did not immediately contact police because they felt ‘fear, shame, embarrassment and confusion’.
Brian Altman QC, counsel to the inquiry, said complainants feared they ‘would not be believed’, while another said social care staff were ‘very dismissive’ when their concerns were raised.
In an opening statement to the inquiry, Mr Altman said Leicestershire Police conducted two investigations into the allegations against Lord Janner, in 1999 and 2012, but that neither resulted in charges being brought.
He said: ‘How and why no charges were brought will be the focus of much of the evidence you will hear over the next three weeks.
‘His death (in December 2015) brought an end to the criminal proceedings and with it the prospect of a jury deciding whether the acts occurred.’
He added: ‘Every allegation made against him has been consistently and repeatedly denied.’
He told the panel: ‘This is not an investigation into Lord Janner’s guilt or his innocence, it is not a proxy criminal trial or a civil trial.’
Mr Altman said one of the allegations related to a claim of buggery at a flat in Dolphin Square, in Westminster, central London, in the 1960s when the complainant was homeless having run away from care.
Lord Janner’s son, Daniel Janner QC (pictured) vehemently opposed the decision to ‘press ahead’ with the investigation into the responses of Leicestershire Police and the CPS
The alleged victim said ‘there was just no opportunity or person I could have told’, Mr Altman told the inquiry.
In the 1970s, one complainant said he was indecently assaulted at a children’s home and at the Houses of Parliament, and contacted police in April 2015. The allegations were under review at the time of Lord Janner’s death.
Mr Altman said the complainant found it ‘too hard to even admit to myself what happened’ to him.
The complainant said: ‘I find it too overwhelming for me to deal with – it’s like if I don’t have to tell anyone, I don’t have to admit it to myself.’
He did not report it to police at the time because he was concerned about not being believed and felt embarrassed, Mr Altman said.
Mr Altman told the inquiry there were ‘myriad reasons’ why complainants did not tell police of the alleged abuse at the time.
He said this included ‘fear, shame, embarrassment and confusion about what the complainant said happened, or concern by the child that they would not be believed’.
Nick Stanage, representing 13 complainants on behalf of law firm Slater and Gordon, told the inquiry of the lengthy wait for ‘justice’.
He said: ‘That prosecution came many years after allegations first surfaced – it was a prosecution that came too late.
‘For our clients, justice delayed was justice denied.’
He added: ‘Prominent people accused of child sex offences should be prosecuted with the same determination and the same vigour as any defendant.’
In a statement, Lord Janner’s son Daniel Janner QC said the inquiry would ‘deny my family the ability to cross-examine accusers’.
He said: ‘My father cannot answer back from his grave.
‘He is not there to defend himself.’
Danny Friedman QC, representing members of the Janner family, addressed the inquiry with a statement from Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Lord Janner’s youngest daughter.
It said: ‘We have listened carefully to all the serious accusations, we believe as totally in our father’s innocence today as we always have.’
Fantasist Carl Beech, one of Lord Janner’s accusers, was jailed for 18 years in 2019 for perverting the course of justice. Beech’s lies ruined reputations of some public servants
The family said they believed Lord Janner ‘became a target’ for a number of reasons, including ‘his particular public profile and being financially comfortable in his later years’.
Mr Friedman said it was the family’s case that Lord Janner was framed, and that there was a ‘misrepresentation of evidence of his association with a number of children’s homes and a particular person associated with them’.
Previously, the investigation into MPs, peers and civil servants working at Westminster found political institutions ‘significantly failed in their responses to allegations of child sexual abuse’.
But it said there was no evidence of a ‘Westminster paedophile ring’ – allegations made in the House of Commons in 2012 which kick-started the multimillion-pound inquiry, and later resulted in the prosecution of the fantasist Carl Beech.
The remaining three avenues of the inquiry – including the Lord Janner strand – are due to hear evidence this year, before a final report of overarching findings from all 15 sections of the investigation is laid before Parliament in 2022.
The latest strand of the long-running IICSA will focus on the police and prosecution response to allegations made against Lord Janner going back to the mid-1950s.
Earlier this year, IICSA chairwoman Professor Alexis Jay confirmed the investigation into the responses of Leicestershire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service would continue – despite vehement opposition from members of Lord Janner’s family – although it would be held largely in closed sessions to protect the anonymity of those who accused him.
Proffessor Jay said this strand of the investigation was ‘not an investigation into Lord Janner’s guilt or innocence’.
She added: ‘It is not a proxy criminal or civil trial… it is an investigation into institutions, and into how they responded to the allegations made against Lord Janner.’
The three-week investigation follows previous strands into Westminster, the education sector and other institutions.
TIMELINE: Sexual abuse allegations against Lord Janner
1991: During his own trial for the sexual abuse of over 100 children, paedophile Frank Beck, director of a Leicestershire children’s home, accused Lord Janner of abusing a child. A witness also claimed to have been abused by Lord Janner. The CPS decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.
2002: In an investigation named Operation Magnolia, Lord Janner was the subject of allegations as part of a probe into abuse children’s home. The CPS says documents containing specific allegations relating to him were not referred to them by police and claim the police chose not to pursue him.
2006: As part of a new sex abuse investigation, Operation Dauntless, an alleged victim made allegations of serious sexual offending around 1981 by three individuals including Lord Janner. The CPS decision in 2007 was again that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.
Lord Greville Janner and Myra Sheink’s engagement announcement. The pair married in 1955. Allegations made against Lord Janner go back to the mid-1950s
2013: Leicestershire Police raid Janner’s north London home and offices as part of an inquiry linked to children’s homes in the county. He was not interviewed and maintained his innocence. Evidence was sent to the CPS.
April 2015: CPS said it would not be pursing charges against Janner, then 86, as his dementia made him unable to stand trial.
Twenty men came forward with allegations that Janner had abused them during police investigations.
If a prosecution had gone ahead CPS said that it would have included 22 counts of indecent assault and buggery of nine victims, between 1969 and 1988.
Sir Barnett Janner, 60 year old Labour MP for North-West Leicester, with his wife and son, Greville Janner, after receiving a knighthood, 1961
Janner was probed during an investigation into an alleged Westminster paedophile ring.
May 2015: MPs demanded rethink of Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to prosecute Janner.
June 2015: The decision is overturned.
August 2015: Janner attends Westminster Magistrates’ Court, appearing for only a minute to identify himself.
December 7 2015: It is ruled that Janner is unfit to stand trial.
December 19 2015: Lord Janner dies, with a trial of facts dropped.
2019: Fantasist Carl Beech jailed for 18 years for perverting the course of justice. Beech – known as ‘Nick’ – made up preposterous tales and ruined the lives and reputations of some of Britain’s most distinguished public servants.
October 12 2020: An inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse against Lord Janner begins, focusing on the police and prosecution response to allegations made against Janner.
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A mother identified only as A.G. filed a lawsuit naming the City of Statesville, North Carolina, a local school resource officer, and the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education as defendants last week.
Her lawsuit accuses the school resource officer, Michael Fattaleh, of handcuffing her son who has autism, and holding him to the ground for nearly 40 minutes.
The alleged incident happened in 2018 and was caught on Fattaleh's body camera footage.
A.G. is asking for an undisclosed amount of damages in the lawsuit.
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A school resource officer is accused of handcuffing a 7-year-old boy who has autism and holding him down on the floor for nearly 40 minutes, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the child's mother.
The mother, only identified as A.G., filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on Friday accusing former Statesville Police Department officer Michael Fattaleh of "unreasonable use of force" in an incident involving her son, identified as L.G., at Pressly Alternative School in Statesville, North Carolina, in 2018.
The incident was recorded on Fattaleh's body camera footage, which was published last week by the local ABC News affiliate, WSOC-TV.
A.G.'s lawsuit, which asks for an undisclosed amount of damages, names the City of Statesville, Fattaleh, and the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education as defendants.
According to the lawsuit seen by Insider, Fattaleh was a school resource officer at Pressly Alternative School, and on September 10, 2018, Fattaleh put L.G. in handcuffs and held him to the ground after seeing him spit on the floor.
L.G., who has autism and has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorders, had been moved to a "quiet room" at the school earlier in the day on September 10.
His special-education teacher and behavioral health specialist brought L.G. to the room as a place to "calm down in a safe environment," after "a number of incidents in L.G.'s classroom involving other students" had led him to become "agitated" and "stressed out," the lawsuit says.
Despite a teaching assistant telling the school resource officer that they did not need any assistance, Fattaleh "abruptly entered the room," to check on the situation, according to the lawsuit.
Fattaleh then saw L.G. spit on the ground, to which he responded: "He's mine now," according to the lawsuit.
"Officer Fattaleh then forced L.G. into a kneeling position, with his arms pinned behind him and his hands tightly bound in handcuffs. He told L.G. that 'if you spit on me, I'm going to put a hood on you,'" the lawsuit said.
According to the lawsuit, Fattaleh knew the child had special needs, but did not ask any of the staff present in the room why he was brought to the room or if he had any behavioral or mental health diagnoses.
According to the lawsuit, Fattaleh then handcuffed L.G. and restrained him on the ground for 38 minutes, during which he threatened to charge the boy with a crime.
The boy was only freed from restraints when A.G. arrived at the school, according to the lawsuit.
A.G. says her son experienced "severe and permanent psychological injuries and was forced to endure extreme pain, suffering, and emotional distress and mental anguish" during the incident.
In a statement to Insider, Fattaleh's lawyer, Ashley Cannon, said: Michael "Fattaleh served as a school resource officer with the Statesville Police Department at Pressly Alternative School. On September 11, 2018, he responded to a report involving a student. Interim Police Chief David Onley and District Attorney Sarah Kirkman requested the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent investigation of the matter. The investigation was completed and there are no active investigations or criminal proceedings related to the matter."
The Statesville Police Department, the City of Statesville, the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education, and A.G.'s lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
WASHINGTON — Newly released documents from the internal investigation by Louisville, Kentucky, police of the shooting death of Breonna Taylor show that even after protests erupted nationwide and the case had been turned over to a special prosecutor, the police department was actively gathering negative information about Taylor’s boyfriend.
The Louisville Metro Police Department was pursuing the information about the man, Kenneth Walker, while it was also investigating its own officers for shooting and killing Taylor.
The documents, part of thousands of pages and hundreds of hours of audio and video released to the public Wednesday, also show that an officer involved in the raid continued to search for a justification for it after Taylor’s death.
Taylor, 26, an emergency room technician, was killed after midnight on March 13 when officers used a battering ram to raid her apartment seeking evidence in a narcotics investigation. The target of the investigation, an ex-boyfriend of Taylor’s named Jamarcus Glover, did not live at that address.
Walker, who by then was Taylor’s boyfriend, fired a shot at the front door, striking one officer, according to police. Walker said he believed the raid was a home invasion. Officers opened fire, hitting Taylor six times. Officers insist that they knocked and announced who they were.
On the night of Taylor’s death, Walker was arrested and taken in for questioning. He told investigators that in addition to his licensed handgun, he once owned an AR-15 but “had to sell it because I was broke.” He told police that he smoked marijuana from “time to time,” including on the day of the shooting, but that he had curtailed his use because he had applied for a job with the U.S. Postal Service.
One of the newly released documents, an investigative memo dated July 2, details how an investigator from the Public Integrity Unit, often dubbed the department’s internal affairs team, began examining pictures and text messages from Walker’s phone in late May.
That was two months after the shooting, when Taylor’s death had begun to attract heightened attention from media and activists.
Two pictures from Walker’s phone show Walker and Taylor with an AR-15, according to the memo.
According to the memo, internal affairs officers also found text messages indicating that Walker was selling marijuana and pills from October 2019 through March, according to the memo. The memo quoted a message from Walker’s phone dated March 6, a week before Taylor was killed, that seemed to say Walker had sold “11 pills” for $6 apiece in a restaurant parking lot. The memo quotes a text exchange in February about Walker’s sale of marijuana for “$25 for a half quarter.”
Investigators also indicate that they believed he may have been involved in a robbery, although the message they point to is garbled. They concluded that Walker’s potential drug sales and robbery “may have contributed to Walker’s actions on March 13, 2020.”
Walker’s attorney and law enforcement experts questioned the relevance of the information to the investigation, as well as whether it could indicate a conflict of interest on the part of investigators.
“It’s just a cover-up,” said Steven Romines, the attorney representing Walker in a civil suit against the police department. “And it reflects the fact that over two months into the investigation of Breonna Taylor’s death, LMPD [was] more interested in including unsupported allegations to smear Kenny Walker than it [was] in actually finding the truth.”
Romines denied that Walker had dealt drugs or committed a robbery. “All they are trying to do is smear him after the fact to justify their actions,” he said.
Tyler Izen, a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the nation’s highest-profile and most scrutinized forces, said Los Angeles police take measures to avoid apparent conflicts of interest during internal investigations of police-involved shootings. Izen, a retired supervising detective and former union president, said the police department divides inquiries into parts handled by different investigators.
For example, an administrative team determines whether the officer broke policies. A second unit examines whether the officer used excessive force and should face criminal charges. A third investigates the actions of the suspect.
“Some of this is just astounding,” Izen said after reviewing the Louisville police memo. “I do not know why you would have an internal affairs investigator also investigating the crime, because all it does is take away your credibility. It’s victim-blaming all over again.”
A day after police began the review of Walker’s phone data, chief Jefferson County prosecutor Tom Wine announced that he was dropping all charges against Walker. According to the newly released internal documents, the police department was not given a heads-up that the prosecutor’s office was dropping charges.
The postal inspector
The investigation of Walker’s phone and suspected drug dealing came only after internal affairs began to uncover serious problems with the warrant for Taylor’s home and how it was executed.
To obtain the warrant, police Detective Joshua Jaynes had written in a sworn affidavit submitted to a Jefferson County judge that, two months earlier, he had seen Glover, the target of the narcotics investigation, leave Taylor’s apartment with a “suspected USPS package in his right hand.” Jaynes added that he had “verified through a U.S. Postal Inspector” that Glover “has been receiving packages” at Taylor’s home.
But Jaynes never spoke to a postal inspector, the documents from the internal investigation reveal. In fact, the documents say, Louisville police do not have a working relationship with the postal inspector’s office “due to previous incidents.”
Instead, the documents say, Jaynes had several colleagues reach out to the nearby Shively Police Department asking officers to contact the postal inspector. Two of the officers who reached out to Shively police were involved in the raid that night, including Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot in the leg by Walker.
Related:The news of the plea offer raised the question of whether law enforcement officials were attempting to provide an incentive to Jamarcus Glover to help justify the raid that resulted in Breonna Taylor’s death.
Shively detectives told Louisville detectives repeatedly that the postal inspector had no record of any questionable packages addressed to Glover, according to interviews detectives gave to the Public Integrity Unit investigators in mid-May.
Jaynes told investigators that Mattingly “nonchalantly” informed him that Glover “just gets Amazon or mail packages there.”
Jaynes told investigators that he did not pursue it further because “what I saw on my own two eyes just reaffirmed that he was getting mail there.”
After Taylor’s death, Jaynes continued to ask about the packages, which were a key justification for the warrant, Shively police Sgt. Tim Sayler said. In April, Jaynes reached out to Sayler, asking again whether packages for Glover were going to Taylor’s address.
“You wrote a search warrant on it saying it was delivered there, but now you’re asking a month later?” Sayler told investigators, describing his thoughts when Jaynes asked about the packages after the shooting. “It looks like you’re trying to cover your ass, is what it appears to me.”
Public integrity investigators ultimately concluded that the wording in Jaynes’ sworn affidavit was “misleading,” according to their report, and that Jaynes’ behavior “should be reviewed for criminal actions.”
Louisville police and a lawyer for Jaynes did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Internal tensions at the LMPD
Interviews with officers released as part of the document dump Wednesday show that even within the police department there were questions about how the raid was carried out.
Lt. Dale Massey of the SWAT team, who arrived on the scene within minutes of the raid, called the fatal shooting “an egregious act.”
“It seemed like there was no target identification whatsoever for those rounds that were shot inside the apartment,” Massey said in an interview with the internal affairs officers, which was first reported by Vice News.
SWAT was working with the department’s Criminal Interdiction Division to execute a warrant that night at another address where Glover was alleged to be selling drugs. (Glover has been charged, and as of September, his attorney was negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors.)
But Massey said SWAT was never told that detectives from the Criminal Interdiction Division planned to carry out a simultaneous raid at Taylor’s home.
Had he known that, Massey said, “I would have advised them 100 percent not to do it until we were done doing what we had to do.”
Related:Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot and killed during a police raid at her home in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
As they looked into the shooting, Public Integrity Unit investigators felt pressure to reveal details of their investigation to the head of the Criminal Interdiction Division, according to the documents.
On May 14, the internal affairs unit held an online briefing with top brass from the department, according to police documents. Just before the meeting, they were told that among those attending would be the head of the Criminal Interdiction Division, Maj. Kim Burbrink.
The internal affairs officers objected because Burbrink headed up the unit being investigated, but they were overruled. As the briefing began, according to the documents, Burbrink “began asking pointed questions” about whether the Public Integrity Unit had missed evidence, and she defended her officers.
Deputy Police Chief Robert Schroeder, who became interim chief, later apologized to the internal affairs officers for Burbrink’s comments and said that including her was a mistake, according to the documents.
The day after the meeting, Burbrink provided the officers involved in the shooting with an “update,” according to the documents.
“It’s totally improper,” said Kirk Burkhalter, a professor at New York Law School who spent two decades as a New York police detective. “The head of the unit may end up becoming a target. It’s quite possible that’s where the investigation could lead you.”